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by zealo
Tue May 31, 2011 8:43 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: 48÷2(9+3)=?
Replies: 1
Views: 744

48÷2(9+3)=?

2 or 288?

was involved in a debate on this and we agreed that if the people here formed a concencus that would be correct...
by zealo
Sat Mar 13, 2010 9:02 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: US Income Distribution By Religion
Replies: 47
Views: 3944

Re: US Income Distribution By Religion

the numbers are a little hard to make out, but do 'other' and 'unafiliated' (politicly correct way to say atheist?) match the national average exactly?
by zealo
Sat Oct 17, 2009 5:49 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: What is a god?
Replies: 4
Views: 924

What is a god?

Different people have had different views of what a god is. It is a question i struggle to anser in any meaningful way. So,in your opinion, what qualities define one as a god, and are there any that can be define one as 'not a god' by their absence? Things like: created the universe supernatural pow...
by zealo
Fri Oct 02, 2009 4:03 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: taking a 'screen shot' of a web page
Replies: 5
Views: 652

taking a 'screen shot' of a web page

how do i do it other than taking like 10 screenshots and pasting them together? a screenshot of a thread, for example.
by zealo
Wed May 20, 2009 5:55 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: I need my (cola) fix.
Replies: 15
Views: 925

Re: I need my (cola) fix.

anyone drinking that much coke is probably mixing it with whiskey
by zealo
Tue May 05, 2009 9:01 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: How do ant's nests not flood when it rains?
Replies: 12
Views: 6490

Re: How do ant's nests not flood when it rains?

i did the same thing with beetles when i was younger, similar results.

i assume the boilingness would do more damage to the ants than rainwater also
by zealo
Mon May 04, 2009 2:49 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Random bitstream! (000zerozero000000zero)
Replies: 1818
Views: 154719

Re: Random bitstream! (000zerozero000000zero)

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by zealo
Tue Apr 28, 2009 8:04 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bill Nye booed in Waco, said moon doesn't generate light
Replies: 65
Views: 12015

Re: Bill Nye booed in Waco, said moon doesn't generate light

fyrenwater wrote:I'm not even Buddhist, but if anyone did that, I would fucking kick them in the face. Same goes for the desecration of most religious or otherwise sacred objects, though.

really? every time you see someone eating beef you kick them in the face?
by zealo
Tue Apr 28, 2009 10:24 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Half a terabyte on an optical disc
Replies: 31
Views: 1961

Re: Half a terabyte on an optical disc

wasn't there a story about something like this a year or so ago where they had a 10 TB prototype disc and were looking at 100TB for the next step?
by zealo
Sun Apr 12, 2009 2:49 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Global Warming and sea level rise
Replies: 34
Views: 1642

Re: Global Warming and sea level rise

just out of interest, does anyone know of the current IPCC or NAS predictions on sea rise?
by zealo
Sun Apr 12, 2009 2:45 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: sea fog in perth on easter saturday
Replies: 4
Views: 461

sea fog in perth on easter saturday

i was a few kilometers away from the coast when it came in, but in the 10 mins or so it took me to buy chocolate eggs and lemonade, the sky went from totally clear blue to... not... it was low and thick. i could see it was coming from the coast, there was still some blue left in the sky in the east....
by zealo
Sun Feb 08, 2009 5:16 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bushfires in Victoria claim 189
Replies: 57
Views: 2252

Re: Bushfires in Victoria claim 84

Daojia wrote:I was horrified when I found out about the gutted cars outstripped while travelling at highway speeds.

now i'm going to have nightmares, thanks for that.

events like this (or the ones in california and greece last year) are why i am glad they do control burns here.
by zealo
Thu Feb 05, 2009 2:45 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: scam that apparently people fall for
Replies: 23
Views: 1355

Re: scam that apparently people fall for

initially i thought it was some political poll wanting my opinion on being able to bet on a losing horse :/ if it is an arbitage betting system, a) why would they share it? b) why not describe it as such? the contact info on the page: Level 28, AMP Tower 140 St Georges Terrace Perth, WA, 6000. Phone...
by zealo
Thu Feb 05, 2009 2:10 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: scam that apparently people fall for
Replies: 23
Views: 1355

Re: scam that apparently people fall for

they called my mobile out of the blue and already knew my name, i forget what other info i gave them in initial interview, i know i gave them my hotmail address... i wasn't planning to spend anymore of my time actually talking to them, now i know what the premise behind the scam is. i don't know wha...
by zealo
Thu Feb 05, 2009 1:51 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: scam that apparently people fall for
Replies: 23
Views: 1355

Re: scam that apparently people fall for

was a witheld number, so the website he told me about is all the contact details i have really...

Personally I'm fascinated by scams, as many of them are fairly ingenious. I would at least feign interest to learn the details. Then report back here.

same as me ;)
by zealo
Thu Feb 05, 2009 12:55 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: scam that apparently people fall for
Replies: 23
Views: 1355

scam that apparently people fall for

first, a week ago i got some survey type call, where they mentioned something about a change in betting laws. then today i get another call telling me about this http://www.xft-sniper.com/ in short, someone spent 10 mins explaining to an engineering student telling me that money will probably be pre...
by zealo
Sun Jan 25, 2009 11:31 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: LHC Dangerous?
Replies: 372
Views: 58175

Re: LHC Dangerous?

Image
by zealo
Tue Jan 13, 2009 5:46 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 50 most loathsome people in america
Replies: 50
Views: 2560

Re: 50 most loathsome people in america

46% of americans who voted. and not 'best choice for president' but 'better than the other guy', who is also on the list
by zealo
Tue Jan 13, 2009 5:44 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: PETA Strikes Again-They Want Fish to be Called 'Sea Kittens'
Replies: 198
Views: 13451

Re: PETA Strikes Again-They Want Fish to be Called 'Sea Kittens'

same question insert your own city?

if true canada just became more awesome to me
by zealo
Tue Jan 13, 2009 5:42 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Burger King vs. Facebook
Replies: 48
Views: 2392

Re: Burger King vs. Facebook

i didn't try the american bersion when i was there, but here burger king burgers are good :)

(awaits excuse to get rid of annoying 'friends')
by zealo
Tue Jan 13, 2009 5:38 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: PETA Strikes Again-They Want Fish to be Called 'Sea Kittens'
Replies: 198
Views: 13451

Re: PETA Strikes Again-They Want Fish to be Called 'Sea Kittens'

no, several others have done that already. MJ: i guess there are people who will do what they are told without much thought, but those people would be better dealt with by an "eating fish is cruel, *insert reason*" meassage than "call fish seakittens" i feel also, you can buy dol...
by zealo
Tue Jan 13, 2009 5:24 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: PETA Strikes Again-They Want Fish to be Called 'Sea Kittens'
Replies: 198
Views: 13451

Re: PETA Strikes Again-They Want Fish to be Called 'Sea Kittens'

so if you were served a meal made from kitten meat, you would eat it? I would certainly try it, if it seemed appetizing. Sort of hypocritical to eat some types of meat, and not others, simply because they're cuter. However, since I won't likely find myself in Peru anytime soon, it's probably not so...
by zealo
Tue Jan 13, 2009 5:11 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: PETA Strikes Again-They Want Fish to be Called 'Sea Kittens'
Replies: 198
Views: 13451

Re: PETA Strikes Again-They Want Fish to be Called 'Sea Kittens'

so if you were served a meal made from kitten meat, would you eat it? EDIT: i was looking for reasons supporting a 'no' answer to that question, which is what i assume PETA is trying to work towards for seakittens. "i'm too lazy to prepare a cat meal." is not, as far as i can work out, a l...
by zealo
Tue Jan 13, 2009 4:49 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Obama may give "close Gitmo" order as early as January 20
Replies: 59
Views: 2595

Re: Obama may give "close Gitmo" order as early as January 20

Article (on the Newser page; written by AP): http://www.newser.com/article/d95lqvmo0/obama-preparing-order-to-close-guantanamo.html Very much a step in the right direction. Moves like this are what our country needs right now. it is my understanding that gitmo is where the US is keeping prisoners t...
by zealo
Tue Jan 13, 2009 4:43 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: PETA Strikes Again-They Want Fish to be Called 'Sea Kittens'
Replies: 198
Views: 13451

Re: PETA Strikes Again-They Want Fish to be Called 'Sea Kittens'

why do people not eat kittens? Your fundamental question is wrong. Cat meat or cat flesh is meat derived from cats. It is eaten sporadically in southern China, northern Vietnam, Peru and Switzerland; cat has also been eaten in Britain. Spain also has a tradition of eating cat meat, especially cat b...
by zealo
Tue Jan 13, 2009 7:34 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Uses for land below sea level
Replies: 14
Views: 976

Re: Uses for land below sea level

Large swathes of land could be drained, walled in with dams etc, and filled with water really efficiently. As in, slowly, with the water pressure pushing it through loads of energy sapping turbines before letting it flow out calmly inside the 'dry bit'. When it's flooded, start flooding a new bit o...
by zealo
Tue Jan 13, 2009 6:48 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: PETA Strikes Again-They Want Fish to be Called 'Sea Kittens'
Replies: 198
Views: 13451

Re: PETA Strikes Again-They Want Fish to be Called 'Sea Kittens'

why do people not eat kittens?

because they are cute? because of the name? because they taste bad? because farming carnivores for food is ineficient?

those last two wouldn't stop someone trying kitten if it was put in front of them, how crazy is peta on this one really?
by zealo
Sun Jan 11, 2009 4:30 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: PETA Strikes Again-They Want Fish to be Called 'Sea Kittens'
Replies: 198
Views: 13451

Re: PETA Strikes Again-They Want Fish to be Called 'Sea Kittens'

surely it would be sea land sharks?
by zealo
Wed Nov 12, 2008 1:20 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Father 'murdered' by son, aged 8
Replies: 47
Views: 4169

Re: Father 'murdered' by son, aged 8

i've never understood how the US doesn't seem to have an age limit on trying people as adults or children:/ We do, but in cases like this when premeditated murder is suspected, then the court can choose to try the child as an adult. not an adult if you want to consume alcohol or vote adult if you w...
by zealo
Mon Nov 10, 2008 12:19 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Another amusing "A" test
Replies: 24
Views: 2446

Re: Another amusing "A" test

i once couldn't finish a proof, so i just made the middle too messy for the marker to understand and i got full marks
by zealo
Sun Nov 09, 2008 8:49 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Father 'murdered' by son, aged 8
Replies: 47
Views: 4169

Re: Father 'murdered' by son, aged 8

i've never understood how the US doesn't seem to have an age limit on trying people as adults or children:/
by zealo
Thu Nov 06, 2008 5:50 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Ladies and gentlemen, we have a winner
Replies: 327
Views: 13767

Re: Ladies and gentlemen, we have a winner

22/7 wrote:I'm sorry, but I've spent some time in WA and I've been to a bar that still has a "white side" and a "black side".

what is it called/where is it?
by zealo
Thu Nov 06, 2008 2:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Ladies and gentlemen, we have a winner
Replies: 327
Views: 13767

Re: Ladies and gentlemen, we have a winner

Gunfingers wrote:And i was just expressing my frustration with the idea that the only "right" choice was the one whose politics more closely resemble Europe's.

no one besides you has had that idea as far as i've noticed
by zealo
Thu Nov 06, 2008 10:05 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Ladies and gentlemen, we have a winner
Replies: 327
Views: 13767

Re: Ladies and gentlemen, we have a winner

Dream wrote:
zealo wrote:what exactly makes him more black than white?

That for the purposes of discrimination and racial prejudice, he's black enough.

according to who? the american public?
by zealo
Thu Nov 06, 2008 9:06 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Ladies and gentlemen, we have a winner
Replies: 327
Views: 13767

Re: Ladies and gentlemen, we have a winner

Well. What I'm saying is, let's not be all YAY YAY YAY BLACK PRESIDENT. Let's just be all YAY YAY YAY WORTHWHILE COMPETENT PRESIDENT. How about YAY YAY WORTHWHILE COMPETENT PRESIDENT WHOSE ELECTION ALSO HAPPENS TO SIGNIFY THAT WE MIGHT NOT BE A NATION OF RACIST DOUCHEBAGS ANYMORE? 'Cause that's kin...
by zealo
Mon Nov 03, 2008 3:10 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Martingale betting system (Roulette)
Replies: 44
Views: 4103

Re: Martingale betting system (Roulette)

After 10000 simulations, that got 9874 wins of $500 each, and 126 losses of $100k, for an average loss of $12,106.30. This is the part that gets me every time. Any variant on Martingale always shows these absolutely ridiculous numbers. Win $500, or lose $100k. That's... not a well-tuned utility fun...
by zealo
Fri Oct 31, 2008 3:53 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Martingale betting system (Roulette)
Replies: 44
Views: 4103

Re: Martingale betting system (Roulette)

what happens in you simulation where the player has a 'target'? say, he walks away when he is $5 up, $10 up... whatever?
by zealo
Thu Oct 23, 2008 5:57 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Weather that kills you without warning.
Replies: 7
Views: 1313

Re: Weather that kills you without warning.

People have been killed by icicles coming out out nowhere from a clear sky. Does that count? some article i read from fark yesterday was about a woman who got hit by a giant ice cube (possibly from space) while she was lying in bed. And "ninja tornadoes"...well that seems feasible if ther...
by zealo
Mon Oct 20, 2008 6:32 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Boy goes on zoo rampage
Replies: 149
Views: 5944

Re: Boy goes on zoo rampage

The zoo can't shelter itself (from the charge that it negligently allowed a child to get into a dangerous situation) by objecting that the boy was committing a crime at the time: children of that age are essentially a force of nature... doesn't sound like the sort of system that would get set up in...
by zealo
Mon Oct 20, 2008 5:28 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: You can't sue God..
Replies: 49
Views: 3170

Re: You can't sue God..

if movies have taught us anything, it's that you have to name churchs as co-defendents when suing god. does this ruling mean it is impossible to sue a homeless person? Why would you? They don't have any money. well if you had money, and were about to get sued, then selling your home and replacing i...

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